Patents by Inventor Paul A. Dunn

Paul A. Dunn has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190298959
    Abstract: A patient interface for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a mask having a sealing portion adapted to form a seal with the patient headgear adapted to secure the mask to a head of the patient and an adjustable strap assembly including a pair of straps connected to one another in a length adjustable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Francis BARLOW, Kai STUEBIGER, Muditha Pradeep DANTANARAYANA, Aaron Samuel DAVIDSON, Phoebe Katherine HILL, Jessica Lea DUNN, Anthony Paul BARBARA, Jose Ignacio ROMAGNOLI, Lochlan VON MOGER, Kirrily Michele HASKARD, Justin John FORMICA, Rupert Christian SCHEINER
  • Publication number: 20190247604
    Abstract: A respiratory apparatus may employ ultrasonic welds. The ultrasonic welding may be used to join a variety of headgear, mask and accessory components. This process may enhance comfort, fit and/or performance of the joined components and/or overall mask assembly. A component may be a single layer component such as a textile or fabric, or a composite or multiple layer component such as fabric and foam composites, or outer fabric layers and inner spacer fabrics. Further, a component may be a strap, some other headgear component, a mask component, an accessory component or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Jessica Lea Dunn, Grant Milton Ovzinsky, Anthony Paul Barbara, Kirrily Michele Haskard, Justin John Formica, Michael Charles Laguzza
  • Patent number: 10374866
    Abstract: Techniques for improving communications efficiency between pairs of communication nodes running within a computer system are described herein. Potential locations for placing a communication node are evaluated using one or more fitness values wherein the fitness value is based at least in part on one or more system metrics associated with placing a communication node in the potential location. If an improved location is found based on the fitness value, the communication node may be migrated to the new location, thus improving system efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Berg, Christopher Dunn, Alexander Julian Tribble, Tristan Daniel Fries Wilson, Zachary Jared Wiggins
  • Patent number: 10369318
    Abstract: A patient interface for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a mask having a sealing portion adapted to form a seal with the patient headgear adapted to secure the mask to a head of the patient and an adjustable strap assembly including a pair of straps connected to one another in a length adjustable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Adam Francis Barlow, Kai Stuebiger, Muditha Pradeep Dantanarayana, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Phoebe Katherine Hill, Jessica Lea Dunn, Anthony Paul Barbara, Jose Ignacio Romagnoli, Lochlan Von Moger, Kirrily Michele Haskard, Justin John Formica, Rupert Christian Scheiner
  • Patent number: 10296232
    Abstract: To provide enhanced operation of data storage devices and systems, various systems, apparatuses, methods, and software are provided herein. In a first example, a data storage system is presented. The data storage system includes data storage devices comprising media for storage and retrieval of data. The data storage system includes a host interface configured to receive service level selections indicated by a host system for service level control of the one or more data storage devices. The data storage system includes a storage control system configured to operate the one or more data storage devices according to the service level selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Dunn
  • Publication number: 20170060442
    Abstract: To provide enhanced operation of data storage devices and systems, various systems, apparatuses, methods, and software are provided herein. In a first example, a data storage system is presented. The data storage system includes data storage devices comprising media for storage and retrieval of data. The data storage system includes a host interface configured to receive service level selections indicated by a host system for service level control of the one or more data storage devices. The data storage system includes a storage control system configured to operate the one or more data storage devices according to the service level selections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Dunn
  • Patent number: 9502873
    Abstract: A compressor electrical component enclosure may include a base and a lid. The base may include first and second opposing surfaces and a magnet. The magnet may be coupled to the second surface and may secure the base to a compressor shell. The lid may engage the base and cooperate with the base to define an electrical component housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Bingham, Kenneth J. Monnier, Anne Dariene Powell, Stephen Shotaro Sakai, Matthew Paul Dunn, George A. Clark
  • Patent number: 9279084
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to optically variable devices, methods of preparation and applications or uses therefor. In particular, the invention includes trigger molecules employed as a dopant for a liquid crystal material. The liquid crystal material contains helical elements having a natural twist. The dopant is effective to change the natural twist of the helical elements when the dopant is addressed with incident light. Suitable dopants are selected from binaphthalene and derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignees: OPSEC SECURITY GROUP, INC., UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
    Inventors: Paul Dunn, Robert Edward Renton, Andrew Neil Cammidge
  • Patent number: 9234992
    Abstract: A security device includes an optically variable device (OVD) having diffraction-based micro-optics including at least one moiré magnified visual representation of a micro-object. A diffractive structure provides micro-objects with unique optical effects when the OVD is viewed through the micro-object structure from a predetermined relative observation point. In addition to magnifying the micro-objects, the diffractive structure can impart optical effects such as change in observed color, enhanced contrast, animation of the observed visual representation, and change in size or shape of the observed visual representation. The micro-objects and the diffractive structure can be disposed on the same or different portions of a substrate. A method of making OVDs, and an article employing such OVDs are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: OPSEC SECURITY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Dean R. Hill, Robert E. Renton, Andrew K. Rowe, Paul Dunn
  • Patent number: 9025251
    Abstract: An optically variable device (“OVD”) with an integral image system that includes a focusing element and an array of micro-objects which, when viewed through the focusing element, changes in appearance depending on the relative location from which the OVD is observed. A security device including the OVD and methods for creating the OVD are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Opsec Security Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dunn, Robert Edward Renton, Donald William Tomkins
  • Publication number: 20140268327
    Abstract: An optically variable device includes a substrate and a plurality of optical elements formed in or on the substrate and being structured to provide a three-dimensional optical effect for a viewer when light is incident on the optical elements. The plurality of optical elements are arranged as a plurality of stereo pairs structured to reflect or refract light to corresponding focal points in three-dimensional space apart from the optically variable device to form the three-dimensional optical effect. The optical elements include one or more optical elements that are curved structures having a curvature that is either less than or greater than a semi-circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: OPSEC SECURITY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: PAUL DUNN, Andrew Rowe
  • Publication number: 20140264168
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to optically variable devices, methods of preparation and applications or uses therefor. In particular, the invention includes trigger molecules employed as a dopant for a liquid crystal material. The liquid crystal material contains helical elements having a natural twist. The dopant is effective to change the natural twist of the helical elements when the dopant is addressed with incident light. Suitable dopants are selected from binaphthalene and derivatives thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: OPSEC SECURITY GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: PAUL DUNN, ROBERT EDWARD RENTON, ANDREW NEIL CAMMIDGE
  • Publication number: 20130266722
    Abstract: A security device includes an optically variable device (OVD) having diffraction-based micro-optics including at least one moiré magnified visual representation of a micro-object. A diffractive structure provides micro-objects with unique optical effects when the OVD is viewed through the micro-object structure from a predetermined relative observation point. In addition to magnifying the micro-objects, the diffractive structure can impart optical effects such as change in observed color, enhanced contrast, animation of the observed visual representation, and change in size or shape of the observed visual representation. The micro-objects and the diffractive structure can be disposed on the same or different portions of a substrate. A method of making OVDs, and an article employing such OVDs are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Opsec Security Group, Inc.
    Inventors: DEAN R. HILL, Robert E. Renton, Andrew K. Rowe, Paul Dunn
  • Patent number: 8530437
    Abstract: An herpes simplex virus wherein the herpes simplex virus genome comprises nucleic acid encoding an antisense to the squamous cell carcinoma related oncogene (asSCCRO); and an herpes simplex virus wherein the herpes simplex virus genome comprises nucleic acid encoding a short interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA) molecule that is capable of repressing or silencing expression of squamous cell carcinoma related oncogene (SCCRO) nucleic acid or polypeptide are disclosed together with methods for generation and applications of such viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignees: Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, Virttu Biologics Limited
    Inventors: Susanne Moira Brown, Paul Dunn, Bhuvanesh Singh, Ian Ganly
  • Patent number: 8488242
    Abstract: A security device includes an optically variable device (OVD) having diffraction-based micro-optics including at least one moiré magnified visual representation of a micro-object. A diffractive structure provides micro-objects with unique optical effects when the OVD is viewed through the micro-object structure from a predetermined relative observation point. In addition to magnifying the micro-objects, the diffractive structure can impart optical effects such as change in observed color, enhanced contrast, animation of the observed visual representation, and change in size or shape of the observed visual representation. The micro-objects and the diffractive structure can be disposed on the same or different portions of a substrate. A method of making OVDs, and an article employing such OVDs are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Opsec Security Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean R. Hill, Robert E. Renton, Andrew K. Rowe, Paul Dunn
  • Patent number: 8370122
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for segmenting geobodies extracted from three-dimensional geophysical survey data volumes. In one embodiment, the invention involves (a) obtaining a plurality of data elements, respectively corresponding to three-dimensional locations in a subsurface region, and generating a data volume consisting of discrete cells from the plurality of data elements (1); (b) identifying an initial geobody corresponding to a potential hydrocarbon reservoir within the data volume by grouping cells in the data volume according to a selected connectivity criterion (2); (c) selecting a rule (3) that characterizes stratigraphically reasonable geobodies (e.g. they cannot vertically overlap); and (d) in response to a determination that the initial geobody does not conform to the rule, segmenting the initial geobody into a plurality of fundamental geobodies via processing the data elements with an automated segmentation routine, wherein the fundamental geobodies each conform to the rule (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Kelly G. Walker, Timothy A. Chartrand, Paul A. Dunn
  • Patent number: D773229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: TCG Partners, LLC
    Inventors: Hunter Ryan Jaggard, Griffin Tyler Jaggard, Stephen Hunter Jaggard, Stephen Paul Dunn
  • Patent number: D823653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TCG Partners, LLC
    Inventors: Hunter Ryan Jaggard, Griffin Tyler Jaggard, Stephen Paul Dunn, Stephen Hunter Jaggard
  • Patent number: D825975
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TCG Partner LLC—Patent Series
    Inventors: Hunter Ryan Jaggard, Griffin Tyler Jaggard, Stephen Hunter Jaggard, Stephen Paul Dunn
  • Patent number: D843781
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TCG Partners, LLC—Intellectual Property Series
    Inventors: Hunter Ryan Jaggard, Griffin Tyler Jaggard, Stephen Hunter Jaggard, Stephen Paul Dunn